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Five arrested in online sex crime investigation in Broward County


A person who is arrested on a child sex charge in Florida faces potentially devastating consequences. If convicted, the possibility of prison time is very real. In addition to the legal penalties, the damage to reputation can make finding a job or an apartment after release from prison next to impossible. Five men in Broward County are facing these possibilities right now. They were arrested in connection with an internet sex sting operation in which detectives posed as teenage boys.

Five arrested in online sex crime investigation in Broward County

A person who is arrested on a child sex charge in Florida faces potentially devastating consequences. If convicted, the possibility of prison time is very real. In addition to the legal penalties, the damage to reputation can make finding a job or an apartment after release from prison next to impossible. Five men in Broward County are facing these possibilities right now. They were arrested in connection with an internet sex sting operation in which detectives posed as teenage boys.

Lawyer: Broward deputies made arrest outside jurisdiction


The arrest of a 38-year-old man by Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies recently has raised a significant jurisdictional issue for the defense and allowed defense counsel to call the officers' credibility into question. The man was arrested on drug charges after deputies stopped him for allegedly running a red light.

Lawyer: Broward deputies made arrest outside jurisdiction

The arrest of a 38-year-old man by Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies recently has raised a significant jurisdictional issue for the defense and allowed defense counsel to call the officers' credibility into question. The man was arrested on drug charges after deputies stopped him for allegedly running a red light.

Florida school principal accused of rape


Anyone accused of rape in Florida faces serious penalties if convicted. In addition to a possible prison sentence, the accused will likely be required to register as a sex offender, giving them a lifelong stigma that will make finding a job or even an apartment all but impossible in many communities. When the accused is a respected member of the community, the mere accusation can mean the end of a career. These are the possible consequences now being faced by the principal of a Broward County charter school. The man is facing a rape charge arising out an alleged incident involving a fellow school employee.

Florida school principal accused of rape

Anyone accused of rape in Florida faces serious penalties if convicted. In addition to a possible prison sentence, the accused will likely be required to register as a sex offender, giving them a lifelong stigma that will make finding a job or even an apartment all but impossible in many communities. When the accused is a respected member of the community, the mere accusation can mean the end of a career. These are the possible consequences now being faced by the principal of a Broward County charter school. The man is facing a rape charge arising out an alleged incident involving a fellow school employee.

12 arrested in Florida in alleged mail-order drug operation


Those facing drug trafficking or drug manufacturing charges in Florida face serious consequences if convicted, including a long prison sentence. When the stakes are this high, it is critical for the accused to mount an aggressive defense.

12 arrested in Florida in alleged mail-order drug operation

Those facing drug trafficking or drug manufacturing charges in Florida face serious consequences if convicted, including a long prison sentence. When the stakes are this high, it is critical for the accused to mount an aggressive defense.

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